As we close down on the release, we're actually pushing out an update to the Silverlight RC build in the next couple of hours. The update is Sunday night's drop - build 20730 (the last release was 20724), and I'm going to informally dub it "RC2" for ease of reference.
This is one of a few critical updates that we'll be pushing down over the next couple of weeks to test the update mechanism. If you've set your update options to prompt on install, you'll see a dialog very like the following when you next visit a page that contains Silverlight functionality:
All updates will require a restart at some time to take advantage of the functionality changes. All prompted updates can be “postponed” by not restarting the process until you are ready; when you next restart the browser or open a new window, you'll see the updated version (you can right click on any Silverlight content and choose "Silverlight Configuration" to see which build is actually running).
There's no additional work required to support this release - there are zero breaking changes compared to the RC1 release, and you don't need to update your silverlight.js file or anything else for your code to work.
To be clear, we're not pushing this update out because we've found a security issue; it's more of a public test of our update broadcast system (with the added bonus that you get the latest bits installed). We'll do a few more of these on an approximately weekly basis until we release the final Silverlight 1.0 bits; from that point on we'll only update like this as necessary to fix a critical issue.
By "requiring a restart" you mean a restart of browser, not a restart of the system, right?
"Restart" means restart the browser.
Early we install RC1, I surprise rapid release for this version
What type of issue resolve this RC??
Any 'breaking' changes for RC to RC2?
Shawn, not a thing - or at least, if you find one, please let us know because it's a regression bug we'll want to fix!
Efren, it's really more of a test of our servicing infrastructure. There are perhaps ten bug fixes since RC1 - an odd small memory leak or minor regression in most cases. No new features, nothing to "notice" as such.
Any chance Silverlight will support 64bit browser? If so it would one up Flash.
Since I installed the alpha refresh of 1.1, I keep getting the install screen on several samples... Of course, when I click on it, Silverlight.net detects that I have already installed it, so I can't do anything.
Will this issue be fixed? I saw users on the Silverlight forums having the same issues...
Hi Tim, you must be the one in MS. And I want report a bug about Silverlight.js in Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh SDK.
I think it is MS problem in Silverlight.js file now.
It always ask you to install Silverlight 1.0 RC in a machine which is not installed Silverlight run-time, when visiting the page which is developed by Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh.
Because when you visit sample in quick starts which is in 1.1 Alpha Refresh version in a machine which is not installed any silverlight, it also show the logo of 1.0 RC icon. You can try following link in a machine which is not installed any silverlight run-time. And even you installed 1.0 RC by clicking the icon, that icon will show again. you can try:
BTW: I have post it in the forum, you can see (my handle is 'xuche' there):
And I want a official recorrection of Silverlight.js file.
Would you help to let your team make it and release?
Thank you very much!
Default access: Scott Barnes highlights what I missed in the wording from Tim Sneath -- it appears that the default option for auto-updates in the upcoming Microsoft Silverlight browser plugin is to silently update: to always accept new code from Microsoft
微软Silverlight的开发人员在Blog上宣布即将发布一个Silverlight的RC2版本 build 20730,时间是本周日,(目前的版本是RC 20724). 在升级时您会得到明确的通知,本次更新修正了上一个版本的Bug和安全问题,并没有对RC1的功能作出改进,并且旧版本生成的代码文件都可以不用作任何改动.
Probably not the right place to ask, but will it be possible to host the silverlight runtime so that apps we develop for an intranet will be able to install from there rather than the internet? Typically we deploy to factories where there may be no internet access but we'd like to take advantage of silverlight - particularly 1.1.